Qing Ming Jie

3 04 2016

Qing Ming Jie (pronounce “Ching Ming Gee-eh”), a Chinese festival that translates to “Tomb Sweeping Festival,” is a time that most students go home, hike up to their ancestor’s graves, clean off the tombs, honor their ancestors by offering sacrifices (often of food or burning incense), and eat cold food. The festival has roots 2500 years ago in theĀ Zhou Dynasty and is very important in Chinese culture.

One of our friends invited us to her house for qing ming festival to make traditional “qing tuan” (pronounced “ching chw-ahn”), which is, basically, a special type of green dumpling.